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Author Bechtol, Bruce E., 1959-

Title The last days of Kim Jong-il [electronic resource] : the North Korean threat in a changing era / Bruce E. Bechtol, Jr.

Imprint Washington, D.C. : Potomac Books, [2013]

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Edition 1st ed.
Description 1 online resource (xv, 223 pages) : illustrations, maps
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-214) and index.
Contents Introduction -- Maintaining a rogue military: North Korea's military capabilities and strategy at the end of the Kim Jong-il era and South Korea's ability to counter the DPRK threat -- The sinking of the Cheonan and the shelling of Yeonpyeong Island: a case study of North Korea's asymmetric northern limit line strategy -- Planning for the unthinkable: countering a North Korean nuclear attack and management of postattack scenarios -- North Korea and support for terrorism: an evolving history -- Conclusion: the impact of the last years of the Kim Jong-il regime on the future of North Korea.
Summary North Korea has remained a thorn in the side of the United States ever since its creation in the aftermath of the Korean conflict of 1950 - 1953. Crafting a foreign policy that effectively deals with North Korea, while still ensuring stability and security on the Korean Peninsula - and in Northeast Asia as a whole - has proved very challenging for successive American administrations. In the wake of ruler Kim Jong-il's death in December 2011, analysts and policymakers continue to speculate about the effect his last years as leader will have on the future of North Korea. Bruce Bechtol, Jr. conte.
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Subject Kim, Chŏng-il, 1942-2011.
Kim, Chŏng-il, 1942-2011.
Korea (North) -- Politics and government -- 1994-2011.
United States -- Foreign relations -- Korea (North)
Korea (North) -- Foreign relations -- United States.
Korea (North) -- Military policy.
Security, International.
Chronological Term 1994-2011
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Bechtol, Bruce E., 1959- Last days of Kim Jong-il. 1st ed. Washington, D.C. : Potomac Books, [2013] 9781612346113 (DLC) 2012049626 (OCoLC)823387418
ISBN 9781612346120 (electronic bk.)
161234612X (electronic bk.)
Standard No. YBP10861449